Meteorite fell on Thursday night at a house in Jakarta — space object crashed through the roof and the floor two floors of a house on the street Delima-2, after which he fell, and the explosion of a meteorite caused minor damage to two neighboring buildings, wrote in a Friday newspaper Jakarta Globe.
Fortunately, the most affected building was empty at the time, and of the locals no one got even slightly injured.
In connection with the explosion at the scene were caused by the anti-terrorist fighters Indonesian special forces stopped, but their assistance was not required.
According to specialists of the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space of Indonesia (Nyack), which fell to Jakarta meteorite was small — the size of a soccer ball, which is why his approach to the Earth unnoticed, reports online news portal Detik.com.
«Judging by the scale of destruction — no more than a ball or a coconut. That is, much less objects 10 meters in diameter, typically when there is a chance for the detection», — says a leading specialist Nyack Thomas Jamaluddin (Thomas Djamaluddin).
According to the researcher Observatory Bandung, West Java Evan Irawan Akbar (Evan Irawan Akbar), such incidents are extremely rare.
«Usually falling to Earth objects burn up in the atmosphere or at the time of contact with the surface are extremely small», — he said.
In October last year in Indonesia, in the Gulf of Beaune in the province of South Sulawesi, fell ten-meteorite. Cause it to fall explosion force of about 50 kilotons of TNT then registered as 11 stations of the international monitoring system for nuclear tests.
«The explosion took place due to the fact that the atmospheric pressure has caused the release of a significant amount of energy of a meteorite traveling at a speed of 20.3 kilometers per second», — Antara news agency said at the time, Thomas Jamaluddin.
According to him, the space objects of this size fall to the ground every 2-12 years.
At the time, the fall of the meteorite also not accompanied by loss of human life, and the inhabitants eastern Indonesia wrongly decided that a powerful explosion was the result of a shooting based on airbase «Hasanuddin» in the south of Sulawesi fighters «Su» Russian production, which in «country three thousand islands» very proud of.
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